- Interview by: John Fealey
- Interviewee: Linsey Lindberg (Mama Lou)
- Original Recording Dates: November 1, 2012
- Date: Aired: November 15, 2012
- Location: Austin, TX, USA
- Music used in this Podcast:
- Busker HOF Intro: “Pendulum” Royalty Free Jingle available in Apple Computers’ GarageBand.
- Additional Music: “Rockabilly Beatz and Vera” by: Linsey Lindberg
- Mixed and edited by: David Aiken for the Busker Hall of Fame
Comments: Linsey Lindberg has spent years crafting her Mama Lou strong woman character and and has the scars to prove it – both physically and emotionally. It’s not easy crushing an apple with your bicep, or bending a steel rod with your bare hands or ripping a phonebook in two with sheer might, but these are all a part of Mama Lou’s act and she does all of these classic feats of strength legitimately. It hasn’t been an easy journey, but with greater risk, comes greater reward, and this is certainly the case in a career that continues to grow and flourish.
One of the earliest supports of the Stories from the Pitch podcast, Linsey eventually became our co-producer. The determination she’s shown in bringing an original concept to life in her street show is no less prevalent in the work she does for the Busker Hall of Fame.
The intimacy captured in this recording is a really nice testament to the notion that vulnerability does not equate to weakness, it in fact equates to courage and Linsey Lindberg has that in spades.
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